What is international relations?
International relations look at the role of powerful states, international organisations and social movements which affect international and regional politics.
Why study international relations?
Studying international relations will help you to respond to global questions such as:
- How should we respond to global crises and conflicts?
- How does power operate in, across and between states?
- In what ways do international political and economic processes shape the everyday lives of people across the globe?
- And how can we explain and evaluate such processes?
What our students think
Find out what our students think about studying international relations at Strathclyde:
Why study international relations at Strathclyde?
Studying at Strathclyde, you'll be learning at a multi-award-winning institution. A 5-star QS-rated institution, this year we were awarded Time Higher Education University of the Year 2019 - the only institution to win the award twice!
The School of Government & Public Policy is host to a number of research centres. For example, the European Policies Research Centre is a leading hub for the study of regional development policy and collection of such data in Europe, a centre that is of increasing importance in the wake of Brexit. Specialised policy centres focused on health and energy – such as the Centre for Energy Policy – also add to the applied policy environment at Strathclyde.
We're a 5-star
I chose Strathclyde because they offer a bespoke Bachelor of Arts honours programme which fit well with my study needs. I have a real passion for politics and international relations and chose to continue my studies in this subject along with English.
I really liked what I had read about this programme and I felt like this was a good fit after studying international relations for 3 years. I enjoy learning more about international law and Strathclyde felt like a perfect fit. I definitely wanted to study in the UK and at a university where English was the first language.
Doris Nnenna Aja
International relations is a very interesting course. It is also an interdisciplinary course that can prepare you for a career in many spheres of life. My course has exposed me to the nitty-gritty of international relations; how international organizations operate and has also improved my research skills.